Last weekend I stopped by to visit with my buddy Cuvi to talk about the upcoming benefit being held in his honor on July 29th at The Firebird. Special guests on this episode include Erin Shea (We Are United), Nick Maas (The Faded Truth), Andrew Wills, Joe Mayhaus & Trevor Lawerence (Forgetting January) and Jessi McKee (J McKee Photography). We talk about how this benefit came to be, sending Cuvi over to Germany to have his eyes repaired and what to expect Saturday Night!

Come by The Firebird on July 29th and see LIVE

  • Forgetting January
  • Cuvi
  • The Faded Truth
  • Austin Estrada
  • Co-Pilot
  • Facing Infamy

Get tickets from your favorite band or $5 at the door. All proceeds go to getting Cuvi to Germany to fix his sight.

On this episode you'll hear 2 songs

  • Cuvi "It'd Be Neat"
  • Forgetting Janurary "Scrapped Knees"

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Direct download: CuviFriendsRPP.mp3
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I recently met up with new group Modern Gold at Encapsulated Studios in St.Louis, MO to talk about how the group formed, recording their debut EP with Matt Amelung & Gabe Usery at Encapsulated, jam some live acoustic tunes, share some stories behind the songs and so much more!

Modern Gold is (Left to Right): Mikey (Drums), Ethan (Guitar), Andrew (Vocals/Guitar), Danny (Bass) & Avi (Vocals)

On this episode you'll hear 3 live acoustic songs

  • Better Things
  • Birds & The Bees
  • Smoke

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Keep an eye out for their debut coming late Fall.

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Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com.

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Direct download: ModernGoldRPP.mp3
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A little while ago I caught up with Adam Hucke to talk about his new album Adam Hucke's Music For Nerds presents MADAM, I'M ADAM. We talk about recording at Sawhorse Studios with Jason McEntire, writing these songs, the all-star cast of musicians on the record, the release party, and future projects Adam is working on.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Vegetables Are Singing
  • She Shanty
  • Reminiscing
  • St.Blaze

Pick up your copy of MADAM, I'M ADAM at AdamHucke.com or your favoirte digital platform like ITunes, Spotify or coming soon to local record stores.

Follow Adam Hucke's Music For Nerds on Facebook & Instagram for future dates and more information. Keep an eye for "Vegetabes Are Singing" music video coming soon!

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Direct download: AdamHuckeRPP.mp3
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Divide The Empire returns to Rock Paper Podcast with a brand new album and lots of exciting shows coming up this summer. We dive right into it talking about their new THREE WINTERS Vol. 2 album they recorded at Firebrand Recording. This album is fantastic! We also talk music videos, release party, upcoming shows and much more.

Divide The Empire is (Left to Right): Joe (Guitar), Keith (Drums) & Randy (Guitar/Vocals). Not pictured: Glenn (Bass)

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Easy Way Out
  • Carnival Ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAvH0bKWwew

  • Benson (Live acoustic)
  • Steady Standing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKaC4ysMiYs

See them LIVE

August 5 in Hecker, IL at Back Street Wine & Dine

September 9 at Ink Spot Block Party with Fivefold, The Hush List, Inimical Drive, Sky Burnt White, Discrepancies, City Of Parks, Guerrilla Theory, Ashland, OATM, Hollow Point Heroes, Common Jones & Soundtrapp

September 30 at The Firebird

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Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com.

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Direct download: DivideTheEmpire2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:30pm CDT

This episode I caught up with Ryan, Killian, Adam & Matt of The Former Me (Missed you Dylan!) to talk about their new I KNOW IT GETS BETTER EP, Release Party, opening of Bon Jovi, tattoos, pizza, stories behind the songs and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear

  • 22 And Some Change
  • Get A Grip (Exclusive first listen)

Pick up a copy of their I KNOW IT GETS BETTER EP on July 22nd at The Firebird. See The Former Me LIVE with friends Ashland, Isabella, Strikes Back & Skyline In Ruins. Tickets available from the bands or FirebirdSTL.com

If you can't make it to the party, the album will be available wherever you buy your digital music. Pre-Order it NOW on ITunes.

Follow The Former Me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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Direct download: TheFormerMeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:42am CDT

Common Jones RETURN! I met the guys over at band practice to talk about what they've been up to for the last year since we spoke last. We get into talking about new music, stories behind some of these songs, being tattooed on Jennifer's arm and some big upcoming shows!

On this episode you can hear 3 brand new songs

  • Bent
  • Dark Sails
  • Broke Ninja

All 3 streaming exclusively at CommonJones.com. Head over there and pick up their first album if you haven't done so, and listen to the new songs again.

See Common Jones LIVE

7/22 at The Ready Room with Discrepancies, City Of Parks, Midwest Avengers, Altayzie & Eric Tha Red Brown.

9/9 at Ink Spot Block Party in Troy, MO with Fivefold, The Hush List, Inimical Drive, Sky Burnt White, Discrepancies, City of Parks, Guerrilla Theory, Ashland, Divide The Empire, OATM, Soundtrapp & Hollow Point Heroes.

Follow Common Jones on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Keep an eye out for an official music video coming soon. CommonJones.com

Direct download: CommonJones2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

The other day I stopped in at Venice Cafe in St.Louis, MO to talk with the one and only Zacksquatch aka Zack Sloan. He's been playing around town for a few years now as a singer songwriter. I love what he's been doing and invited him on the show to sing some songs for me.

I had a great time getting to know more about Zack, and stories behind the songs. We had a lot of laughs recording this one! Thanks to Venice for letting us hang out for a while.

On this episode you'll hear 5 live songs

  • Conspiracy Minded
  • Corpse Bride
  • "Father John Misty, Will You Buy This Song"
  • Suicide Is On Your Side
  • Death To The American Dream

Find more Zacksquatch songs on his YouTube channel. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

See him LIVE

7/7 at Livery for the 3rd Anniversary party

Every Monday Open Mic at Venice with Drew Sheafor

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Direct download: ZacksquatchRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:25pm CDT

The other night Civil Youth rolled through town to rock The Firebird. They were nice enough to take some time to sit with me before their show and talk about their new album CONVERSATIONS, St.Louis food, tour, stories behind some of songs, music videos and more!

Find all things Civil Youth at CivilYouth.com including their upcoming tour dates, shirts, social media, music videos and pick up a copy of CONVERSATIONS. The album is also available on ITunes, Spotify & Amazon.

On this episode you'll hear two songs from CONVERSATIONS

  • Between You & Me
  • Dark Debts

Find official music videos for these two songs on the Civil Youth YouTube channel.

Keep an eye for Civil Youth coming to a town near you!

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Direct download: CivilYouthRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:01pm CDT

Chris Swan of Soul Motivation Records dropped by the show the other day to talk about his work playing cover music, getting into writing original music, starting his own record label and so much more.

Pick up Chris Swan's new EP on ITunes on July 18th. On this show you'll hear two new songs:

  • Soul Motivation
  • Start Again

Head over to SoulMotivationRecords.com and get a copy of "Soul Motivation" for FREE right now!

You can catch Chris around town with his band Sky West Trio or as a duo with Jim Manley. Follow Sky West Trio & Soul Motivation on Facebook. You can also find Soul Motivation Records on Twitter & Instagram.

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Direct download: ChrisSwanRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:42pm CDT

The other night I met up with Dallas Feltman better known as DJ DropJa to discuss his start into music, first concert, creating original music and when to expect new music. This episode was recorded live outside of Starbucks on Delmar Blvd so there's a bit of background noise.

See DropJa LIVE

6/30 at Brewskies in Warrenton, MO

7/11 at Pop's with Jarren Benton and BMMG

8/18-20 at St.Louis World's Fair

Follow him on Facebook for more dates! Check out some of his mixes on his SoundCloud page. Keep an eye out for PLUS PLEASURE EP coming this Fall!

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Direct download: DropJaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:52pm CDT